Now that we've packed away the tombstones and spider webs for another year, we are suddenly crouched at the starting line of the marathon that is Thanksgiving then Christmas/Hanukkah then New Year's. The holidays can be overwhelming, but doing just one.... read more
It's okay - you're allowed to be biased. You think nothing is cuter than the little face of that adored preschooler in your life gazing up at you in wonder. Here's the good news: you're right. And here's the better news: you are about to have a day where those eyes are never w.... read more
The Fourth of July is a great time to be a kid with all of the fun, friends, family, food, and fireworks. Below are some ideas for Fourth of July crafts and snacks that you can make and enjoy with your kids. Kids love to wear things that they have made and July 4th t-shir.... read more
Something strange seems to happen to most parents whenever a holiday rolls around. We are suddenly gripped by an unstoppable urge to plan something exciting. Let's make this memorable for the kids! Let's get lots of friends and family together! Let's plan something different a.... read more
For years, we've associated the color and word green with such things as money and even the lifestyle and catch phrases like "go green" to represent recycling and saving our environment. But so too is green closely matched with the celebrated Irish culture and public holiday o.... read more
For many of us, St. Patrick's Day marks a turning point. The cold and dark days of January and February are behind us and the wall-to-wall green on March 17 reminds us that spring is on the horizon. What better reason to celebrate? Below are some ideas to help make this St. P.... read more
According to this book's jacket, the author and etcher, Thomas Handforth, visited the Far East on a Guggenheim Fellowship and published Mei Li in 1938 based on his experiences. The Caldecott Medal-winning story follows a young girl on the eve of the Chinese New Year as she ven.... read more
This a great activity for Presidents Day, if your children have the day off or have been talking about the presidents in school. You'll need thin white printing or drawing paper; coins—at least one penny, one nickel, one dime, and one quarter, depending on how many kids are .... read more
Some say that Valentine's Day is a conspiracy of card-makers, chocolatiers, and florists. If it is, we say well done, because we love all three. Especially the florists. Who, in the midst of gloomy February, doesn't like to give or receive a colorful bouquet? Our kids .... read more
Raise your hand if your preschooler gets more mail than you do (meaning personal mail, of course, not bills and catalogs and credit card offers). We thought so. Between party invitations, birthday and holiday cards, and postcards from doting relatives, there's no question that.... read more
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